A Georgia woman opened fire on three accused armed robbers — fatally shooting one — earlier this month.
Surveillance footage of the Sept. 16 incident in Gwinnett County was recently released by the police department in the hopes that the video will help find the two remaining intruders. The video has since been shared on numerous local news sites and on social media.
"It's not common that we receive this caliber of surveillance video showing the crime unfold — an actual home invasion. They're not wearing anything on their faces, so we're highly anticipating someone watching the evening newscast will recognize these people," Gwinnett County Police Department Cpl. Deon Washington told Pix11.
The footage shows intruders bust open a door and rummage through the home before the woman emerges from her room and begins firing shots at the men.
"She exercised her right to defend her livelihood and property,” Gwinnett County Police Department Cpl. Deon Washington told local station WSB-TV.
After the woman starts shooting, the startled men run for the door. Atlanta resident Antonio Leeks was shot and killed in the invasion. It is not clear if the other two men were injured.
The woman’s name has not been released, but she has been identified as a local restaurant manager who was staying at the Spring Drive home for work-related reasons.